Health Care (Australia)

nib to buy corporate insurer for $155.5m

Health insurer nib will launch a capital raising to fund the $155.5 million acquisition of corporate health insurance provider GU Health.

Health Care

Sugar tax unhelpful and unnecessary but try telling the nanny statists

Paternalists continue to demand sugar taxes despite clear evidence they don't work. But facts don 't matter to nanny statists. The post Sugar tax …

Australian News

How a sugar tax would increase the cost of common drinks

<b>A coalition of health and community groups have once again brought the idea of a "sugar tax" back into the limelight as a way of combating the rising</b> …

Australian News

Maybe It's Him and Not Your Biological Clock

When Jane Smith* couldn't get pregnant, she assumed it had something to do with her body. She was wrong.<br>Jane and her husband, Joe, spent most of …

Pregnancy

Measles signs and symptoms

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Public Health

Paradigm receives ethics approval

Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals has received ethics approval for its phase 2b clinical trial to investigate Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium in subjects with …

Medicine

Melbourne girl, eight, dies as Australia's 'horror' flu season continues

Victoria’s health minister urges people to get vaccinated as eastern seaboard sees slight decline in cases<p>An eight-year-old girl is the latest victim of Victoria’s “horror” flu season, with people urged to get vaccinated and not ignore symptoms.<p>The death of the Melbourne youngster on Friday is …

Public Health

Measles warning for Victorians

The state’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton has warned Victorians to be alert to possible signs of illness as those infected frequented …

Australian News

Canberra families struggle to stay together under 'broken' NDIS funding

Young Canberrans with high needs could be locked out of respite care by Christmas unless a last-minute solution is found to "critical" funding …

Australian News

Why is child care so expensive?

It's a billion-dollar-a-year industry that often leaves its customers and its workers frustrated. So why does child care cost so much money?

Australian News

'Bring us your worst smokers' – helping diehard smokers quit

Why is it so hard for some people to quit smoking? It's a question that baffles anyone who's close to someone who keeps smoking despite its scary …

Australian News

It’s slogan versus slogan as America’s healthcare battle continues

Last week saw the extremes of opinion about healthcare on display in Washington. Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy released yet …

Health Care

Malinauskas faces 'massive challenge' as new SA Health Minister

A "massive challenge" awaits South Australia's new Health Minister, according to peak doctor's group the AMA, as the health system struggles with …

Health Care

RUSH HOUR: Family’s tragic warning

Young girl's death prompts flu warning1:36<p>People are being urged to get vaccinated and not ignore symptoms after a girl became the latest flu …

North Korea

New SA minister faces big challenge: AMA

Incoming South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas has promised to bring a "fresh set of eyes" to the troubled portfolio but doctors are …

Australian News

City nurses swap their scrubs for adventure in hospital exchange program

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.<p>Husband-and-wife team Geoff and Donna Rixon have left …

Health Care

Former AMA Victoria presidents urge MPs to reject euthanasia legislation

Three former presidents of the Australian Medical Association Victoria issue a plea to the state's Parliament, calling on members to reject …

Health Care

Remote patients forced to leave home for months for dialysis training

Patients in the Kimberley are being forced to travel thousands of kilometres and spend months away from their homes to receive essential dialysis …

Australian News

Unions call for action on asbestos contamination after closure at NT hospital

The closure of a pathology laboratory at Alice Springs Hospital after health authorities detected asbestos there has led to renewed calls for better …

Northern Territory

Hobart hospital overloaded, staff under 'intense pressure', union says

A psychiatric patient has been waiting in the Royal Hobart Hospital's (RHH) emergency department for a bed in the mental health ward for six days, …

Disease

Young Melbourne mum's bowel cancer diagnosis a warning to all Yahoo7 News

With 80 Australians dying each week from bowel cancer there are warnings that we need to think about how much meat we eat.<p>One young Melbourne mother …

Australian News

Australian breakthrough for melanoma patients

Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the fight against melanoma by preventing the spread of the disease.<p>Results from two international …

Cancer

The crisis of costs in private health insurance

Gavin from Health Deal has stopped calling me. I don't blame him. I had only found him by idly filling in an online form saying I would like a better …

Australian News

It's Not Even Summer And Experts Are Worried About Australia's Heatwaves

Image: iStock<p>Heatwaves in Australia are getting hotter, longer, more frequent - and have led to increased ambulance calls, emergency visits, …

Technology (Australia)

Warning over commonly prescribed immunosuppressant after two die

The immunosuppressant is sometimes used to treat the condition, despite there being no convincing clinical trials supporting its use.<p>IgA nephropathy …

Medicine

ACT Health to develop virtual "centres" to help patients navigate the system

Canberra's healthcare system will be systematically rebuilt over the next decade to put patients at its centre, by better integrating public, private …

Health Care

Fact check: Drug testing welfare recipients

The claimThe Federal Government has introduced legislation for a trial of compulsory drug tests for people on the dole.The stated aim is twofold: to …

Australian News

Dentist in Boronia, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Clinic Boronia | The Smile Clinic

Regular Check-ups and Special Treatments<p>Whether you want to get a regular check-up or need to get a special treatment, we can help you out. If you …

Health

Private hospitals help in Vic flu attack Yahoo7 News

Victorian private hospitals have agreed to take public patients who are stricken by the flu so badly they need to be taken to hospital by …

Australian News

Marriage equality is a health issue: AMA

The Australian Medical Association has weighed into the marriage equality debate, raising potential health concerns for the LGBTIQ community as a …

Equality